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Battery Park City's Rockefeller Park

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Financial District
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Address: North end of Battery Park City, West of River Terrace, New York City, NY 10280
Phone Number:
+1 212-267-9700
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

Battery Park City offers several playgrounds, with bucket swings, a huge...

Battery Park City offers several playgrounds, with bucket swings, a huge climbing structure, and a kid-powered bike carousel. Borrow balls, Hula Hoops or board games and hang out on the soft, clean grass.

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Yet another awesome NYC park

NYC has some of the best parks around and this one doesn't disappoint. Take a walk along the water and just enjoy the view. Or take the kids along. The playground here is fenced... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2016
Marlboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

NYC has some of the best parks around and this one doesn't disappoint. Take a walk along the water and just enjoy the view. Or take the kids along. The playground here is fenced in and tremendous. My kids love the kid powered merry go round. There is sand and water so be prepared for a mess. Bathrooms are right... More 

Thank Didojen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The perfect place to take a walk along the river whilst enjoying the beautifully landscaped gardens.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

When we arrived to Battery park we saw this park. Even from the ferry it can be seen. By the time we got back from Ellis Island we were overwhelmed with information and we slowly walked through it! Lovely!

Thank OZS969
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Many benches to rest from walking NYC all day. Quiet with breeze from the water & a view of Lady Liberty. Will definitely go back to explore more of Battery Park south next time. It's like a separate mini-city within the Big Apple but still close to the new WTC & memorial pools.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Right behind Brookfield Place when exiting through the back doors. There's sailing excursions (and school!), large well-lit walkways, and amazing views. There's several great areas for photo ops and it ultimately "connects" to Battery Park.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Walked through here after eating at Brookfield Place. Very tranquil and relaxing space. This is our new favorite outdoor space downtown.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Small playground located in the Battery Park. Many small structures are placed to enjoy for children’s. Nice view and play area is maintained very well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Battery Park is along the waterfront of Manhattan facing New Jersey and it is lined with great places to shop to eat, to watch people, take a run/walk.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Battery Park City has benefited from tremendous development over the last 20 years. One of our favorite areas to play down here is the Nelson A. Rockefeller playground and park which runs along the Hudson River. You can easily spend a whole day here. The playground feels fresh with a breeze coming off the Hudson from one side and towering... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

My daughters first trip to NYC included mandatory trips to playgrounds (she's 6). I did some research and this one had great reviews, so we took a cab from midtown and it was so worth it. Of the 3 playgrounds we visited on this trip, it was her favorite. The self-powered cycle merry-go-round was the main attraction, but the tree-house... More 

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